Charlotte/Citrus Park

Charlotte is a laid back 7 year old , 11 lb schnauzer mix . She is current on her shots, spayed, micro chipped, had a dental and is being treated for heartworm disease . She loves her humans and has a delightful personality. Although she needed to be groomed very short ,those really are her 2 inch eyelashes !
 We are accepting  applications from responsible adopters , who live close to our vet in Palm Harbor . She will need to get to time and date sensitive appointments for her treatment ..There are about 5 of them. Please educate yourself on this preventable disease, before applying .
To welcome Charlotte  to your heart and Home , please submit your application.
Thanks to The Hairy Hound Grooming salon for the fresh groom !
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Lexi is a darling 8 week old , terrier mix and is 11.3 lbs . She  is current on her shots , spayed, micro chipped and to young to be tested for heartworm. Unfortunately , we were not provided any information on her mom or dad’s size at adulthood, so we can not estimate her adult weight . With that in mind , housing with weight limits , could be a problem. Her coat  suggests that Jack Russell could be in the mix .

To welcome Lexi to your heart and home please submit your application .

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Riley is a darling 8 week old , terrier mix and is 11.3 lbs . He is current on his shots , neutered, micro chipped and to young to be tested for heartworm. Unfortunately , we were not provided any information on his mom or dad’s size at adulthood, so we can not estimate his adult weight . With that in mind , housing with weight limits , could be a problem. All the other litter mates had scruffy coats and his appears to be flat , suggesting that Jack Russell could be in the mix .

To welcome Riley to your heart and home please submit your application .

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Caroline is thought to be a 10 month old schnauzer mix. The gentle little girl is current on her shots , micro chipped, spayed and on heartworm prevention .  Unfortunately  , she arrived completely matted and needed , a fresh start hair cut .. She will be lovely when her soft  coat grows back in !

Thanks to the Hairy Hound for your patience , with her !!

To welcome Caroline to your heart and home you must submit your application!

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 Game on ! Bring it ! Throw that ball ! Toss that toy ! Let’s go! let’s go !
Ajax is thought to be a 13 lb , 11 month , doxie terrier mix . He is current on his shots,micro chipped, neutered and on heartworm prevention . He is ready to play , play play , and then play some more ! He stops to take his business out side , then repeat , play play play . Obviously , he is best suited for an active family .. To welcome Ajax to your heart and home , please submit your application !
Thanks to The Barker Shop for the spa day .
(Ajax comes fully charged !)
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Chi’Mabel /Clearwater

Chi’Mabel is thought to be 7 years old and all of 3.5 lbs .. She is current on her shots , micro chipped , spayed , on heartworm prevention and has had a dental .She afraid to be picked up , and gives a serious warning. but get past that she is super sweet .. Let’s just say , she doesn’t kiss on the first date . She has been known to be a snuggler and licker ..She is pee pad trained .

To welcome this little one to your heart and home , you must submit your application

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Candy Cane /Seminole

This year is sure flying by and Thanksgiving is around the corner.  So it is a good time for me to tell the world what I am thankful for…. I am thankful for the long walks in the neighborhood.  I am thankful for my BilJac grain free breakfast and dinner.  I am thankful for my neighbors that stop to pet me and talk to me.  I am thankful for the evenings resting with my foster family and most of all I will be thankful for the family that opens their home and hearts to me.   If you are that person, please fill out an application for me, Candy Cane, on line.  God Bless!

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Trick or Treat!  My name is Candy Cane and I am a witch for Halloween.  My foster mom says I am a good witch.  She also tells me that I am a pretty poodle, but I don’t really know that since I am blind in my only eye.  I do like walks so Trick or Treating is right up my alley.  I walk well on a leash and follow the curb so walking is very easy for me.  The walks keep me fit at 14 lbs. I don’t
act my age 13.  I am hoping it will be my lucky number if you fill out an application to make me part of your home.

Hey Candy Cane is the name, snuggling is the game. I love, love, love my human. I came to VIP Rescue, as owner surrender,  blind and 13 years old. VIP had one of my nasty painful eyes removed, and I feel like a champ.  I get really excited when I hear my foster Mom’s voice when she gets home. I love being next to you! I am a senior of 13 years, but in poodle years that’s nothing.  I’m up to date on my shots, micro chipped, spayed, had my dental and bonus HOUSEBROKEN. You just have to guide me to the door, and take me out a couple of times a day.  I prance in the yard like the stunningly beautiful perfect poodle that I am. My only flaw, honestly, is that I’m blind.  But please don’t let that stop you from considering me as an addition to your family. I will show you everyday how big my heart is and how much I am capable of.  I’m an over comer! Please apply at if you are interested in making me part of your family.  I’ll be waiting for my angel.

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Bach /Myakka City

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Bach is thought to be a 9 year old 12 lb poodle.He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered and  on heartworm prevention
Bach was very sick when he came to us. He had an infection in his liver as well as heartworms. both have been taken care of. We feel he was mistreated, he doesn’t like loud noises or yelling. He is very timid but warms up with love and kindness. he loves to cuddle when you are laying down. He needs to be in a one dog family with an experienced owner. He is potty trained and loves to run in the fenced yard.
We are guessing he’s about 9 years old. He needs you to help him become the sweet, loving dog he can be. Send in your application for this diamond in the rough.


Raven/ Clearwater

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I arrived to rescue emotionally broken. Some thing along the way made me terrified of humans, I am Raven , a three year old, 14 lb scottie mix. In my fear of humans, I appear to be aggressive but really , I am just protecting the little space around me. My foster mom , has been working with me and , once I get to know you I am a snuggle buddy. I have had all my shots, neutered, micro chipped and on heartworm prevention. I love to play fetch, watch TV with my foster mom.. I am really good on a leash and take my business out side.I am great with out dogs .  Some one stole my , good first impression. Are you willing to win my trust ?  You will need to love me for my good looks to start with . So pack your patience and we can be best friends !I am best suited for an experienced pet parent
If you want to meet , you need to submit your application !
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Mambo/Myakka City


Mambo is a goof ball. That said he will follow you anywhere, he wants to be near you all the time. He had the worst ear infection we had ever seen. They did remove his right ear but he was finally pain free. He is deaf. but it does not hold him back. He is potty trained as long as he gets out often. He is good on a leash and rides well in the car. He loves people and gets along with other dogs and cats. We think he is about 9 years old with a touch of arthritis. His favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner  and nap time. he dogs play with his toys. If you are looking for a quite loving companion, here he is.

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If clown was a breed , there would be no need to describe Mambo’s personality . But since it is not , his sparkling personality prevails ! He is goofy  and fun ! Simply a delight to be around. He is thought to be 9 years young and 23 lbs of love . He is current on his shots, micro chipped, neutered, had a dental and on heartworm prevention.Before his arrival to rescue life, was not kind to Mambo. Neglect of a major ear infection ,left him with having to have the ear removed . Has not changed his personality ! He does have some hearing loss, He has a little dry eye and a touch of arthritis. Mambo is an inspiring companion pet , simply full of fun , after what life dealt him. He is super friendly , good with other dogs , good on a leash too !

Just look at that face , big brown eyes , and a smile for all .  He is waiting to meet you , so submit your application !


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Solara /Largo


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Solara, or “Solli”, as we call her, is a Super smart little dog!

She’s been through about 8 weeks of training and is picking up almost all without a hitch. She is still working on some things.

She is very fearful of people.

She gets along with other dogs just fine and cats too. She just takes some time getting used to new people.

But she is totally capable.  Friends that come, have seen her go from Mad dog…to Angel Dog…with just a little time, patience and treats….lol

This girl loves food and it’s a great motivator in her training. But she’s been known to steal food off plates if not watched carefully…LOL!!

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“Solli” needs a home with a lot of patience and an owner that is willing to work with her to find her trust of people.

Solara is a darling  member of the ”What is that breed club?”  She is most likely terrier /long hair chi.

She is a tiny 8 lbs 7 year old.

She is current on her shots, micro chipped, spayed, had a dental, and is on flea and heartworm prevention .

 She has a sweet personality , but reacts fearfully to new people, especially men.  

She loves to hang out with you on the couch or whatever room you’re in..

Once she has your trust, she is an Excellent companion.

She is waiting for your application, so you can meet her!

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Jolly is approximately 10-12 years old.  He completely blind but finds his crate after eating and walking around a little.  He sleeps ALOT, but does like to be in your lap. He is up to date on shots, microchipped, neutered and has had dental, at which time he lost most of his teeth.    I’m so grateful that VIP Rescue saw past my age, my blindness and gave me a chance to know that human touch feels good, a dry warm bed is so nice to sleep in and food every day twice a day. My past was really horrific. Earn your badge of honor by adopting a Senior dog.  Sure no one knows how much time I have left, but just a chance to be loved and safe is all I ask for.  There are several seniors on our site, so if I’m not your forever senior please go to and check us out.  The best love, is the love of a senior dog.

To welcome Jolly to your heart and home please submit your application !

Thanks to Karen at the Mutt Hut for the fresh groom !

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Eliza/Myakka City




Eliza Doolittle has lived up to her name. This beautiful girl now barks at visitors at the door, tries to play with other dogs and just wants to be a member of a family who will love her and whom she can love with all of her big heart. She still needs to put on weight, but what lady doesn’t like to hear the words “Time for a treat”?’ Her medical notes say she’s a roughly 12-year-old, apricot, miniature poodle who needs a dental and a spay and who has a heart murmur. What they don’t say is that she’s beautiful, she’s feisty, she loves to walk, be petted and sit on laps, she travels well in a car and  is quiet when she needs to be, yet playful when she’s encouraged. And the biggest and best thing they don’t say: She’s as sweet as she is beautiful – maybe even sweeter. She is current on her shots , micro chipped, heartworm negative, and spayed.


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Lil’ Peach/Largo

Meet Lil’ Peach!

Thank you for the groom by Cheryl at the Grooming Gallery in Seminole!!

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I Promise to get some new photos ASAP.   These do not do this little beauty justice.

She’s about an 8 Lb Toy Poodle.  She’s a beautiful Peachy color.

See a few older photos below to give you an idea of what she looks like with her hair grown out.

This girl has come to us looking for a home.

She’s now about 12 yrs old now. She is partially blind and a bit hard of hearing, but that doesn’t stop this little girl.

  She is so sweet and she gets around the house and outdoors for bathroom breaks without any problem at all!!

She really likes her walks.

She gets along with all dogs, cats and people.

She’s on a canned special diet, one reason being she had tooth extractions a year ago.

She is up to date on all her shots and vaccines.  And she is microchipped.

She is looking for a quiet home where she can thrive on love.

Apply for Lil’ Peach Now…

Here are a few older pix of Peach.

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